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Formula E

Hughes disqualified under bizarre circumstances

Jake Hughes will start Saturday's Misano E-Prix from last after not complying with the technical regulations.

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Jake Hughes will start Saturday's Misano E-Prix from last place, after being disqualified from qualifying due to the fire extinguisher in his car having not been armed.

The McLaren driver was actually the quickest driver in qualifying but was eliminated in the semi-finals by eventual pole sitter Mitch Evans.

Hughes topped Group B and set the quickest lap of the day in his quarter-final duel against Nico Müller, and was on-track to defeat Evans in the semi-final before launching over the sausage kerb on the entry to Turn 12.

Provisionally, he was set to start the race from fourth, but will now begin the sixth round of Formula E Season 10 from last.

The FIA stated: "The fire extinguisher was not armed during the Qualifying session."

This is a breach of Article 15.1.1, with the governing body having granted him permission to compete in the race, alas from last.

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